When can I fill out an application for employment?
Any Tuesday or Thursday between the hours of 10:00 to 4:00 PM. Come to the Meadowlands Racetrack, Park in lot 6 and have Security direct you to the Clubhouse Level. Proper ID required to gain access.
Who was the first horse to win a pari-mutuel race at the Meadowlands?
Quick Baron was the first horse to win a pari-mutuel race at the Meadowlands on September 1, 1976.
When was the first $1 million Meadowlands purse?
The Meadowlands Pace purse grew to $1 million for the first time in 1980, the year Niatross won.
Who holds the record for the fastest mile in Meadowlands harness racing history?
On August 5, 2006, the fastest race mile in track and harness racing history was set by Holborn Hanover (1:46.4) at Meadowlands Racetrack.
When was the first thoroughbred race at the Meadowlands?
Thoroughbred racing debuted at the Meadowlands Racetrack before a crowd of 25,158 on September 6, 1977.
When did the Hambletonian debut at the Meadowlands?
The world’s most famous trotting event, the Hambletonian, which has had a number of different homes, debuted at the Meadowlands Racetrack on August 8, 1981.
What HBO television series taped a scene at the Meadowlands in 2000?
An airport scene for the 2000 season of the television series "The Sopranos" was filmed at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Which 1986 film, starting two New Jersey natives, shot scenes at the Meadowlands?
Movie scenes from the 1986 film "Wise Guys" with Joe Piscopo and Danny DeVito were shot at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
The type of wagering practiced at Monmouth Park and Meadowlands Racetrack, known as “pari-mutuel,” comes from the French and means “amongst ourselves.” At the racetrack, the public bets against each other, not the racetrack.
What are the dimensions of the main track at the Meadowlands ?
The main track is one mile with a homestretch of 990 feet. The distance from the start/finish line to the first turn is 330 feet. The width of the homestretch is 90 feet and the backstretch is 80 feet.
Can I watch the races on the Internet?
Yes, the Meadowlands Racetrack web site, www.meadowlandsracetrack.com, includes live audio/video streaming of the races.
Which harness driver was the first to reach the $100 million mark in earnings at the Meadowlands?
John Campbell became the first driver in racing history to reach $100 million in earnings at one track on March 18, 2000 at the Meadowlands.
What is the Meadowlands Racetrack record for attendance?
The Meadowlands Racetrack record for attendance is 52,975 set on June 11, 1982 on the night of a closed ciruit broadcast of the Cooney-Holmes heavyweight championship fight.
Who won the first Meadowlands Pace in 1977?
The first Meadowlands Pace in 1977 carried a purse of $425,000. The winner was Bernard and Rosalind Mann's Escort, trained and driven by Carl LeCause.
When is Monmouth Park open?
Monmouth Park is open for live racing Wednesday through Sunday of each week, through September 28. Post time is 12:55 p.m. The track has no live racing on Mondays or Tuesdays and is open seven days and six nights per week for simulcasting.
What is the dress code at Monmouth Park?
In the Grandstand building, shirts are to be worn at all times. In the Clubhouse, proper attire is required: no swim wear, sweats, tank tops or abbreviated wear. In the Parterres, gentlemen must wear jackets and appropriate dress is requested of ladies (dresses, suits, pants – no jeans, cutoff shorts, or beach wear).
Where are the ATM machines?
Valley National Bank ATM machines are located on the first floor of the Clubhouse and the Grandstand and in the Picnic Area.
What activities are there for children?
Every Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., is Family Fun Day at Monmouth Park. Starting on the Green and spreading all the way to the picnic area, you’ll find clowns, face painters, live music, pony rides, bounce houses, and more. In addition there is a playground in the Picnic Area and an arcade on the first floor of the Grandstand.
What are the different types of wagering?
Monmouth Park offers basic win, place and show betting as well as exacta, trifecta, superfecta, daily double, pick three and pick four wagering. (Be sure to check out our website, www.monmouthpark.com, for more information on how to wager, as well as handicapping advice for players of all levels).
Where is the gift shop located?
The gift shop is located on the first floor of the Grandstand, at the south end next to the Barber Shop.
Where are scratches posted?
Scratches are posted on the first floor of the Grandstand and the Clubhouse for both live Monmouth and simulcast racing.
Can I purchase photos and videotapes of races?
Videotapes may be purchased through the Media Relations Department and photos from Bill Denver of Equi-Photo. Both are located on the first floor of the Administration Building, adjacent to the paddock.
Why does Monmouth Park want me to win?
Monmouth Park acts as a broker for all wagers made. This type of wagering is called the pari-mutuel system. Each bet is placed in a separate pool and Monmouth Park takes a state-mandated percentage of each wager. The remaining money in the pool is divided amongst the winning ticket holders. It makes no difference to us which horse wins or how much any wager pays out.
How can I make dining reservations or learn more about group outing options and sponsorship?
For dining reservations dial 732-229-2100. To learn more about group outings or sponsorship, contact our Group Sales Department, 732-571-5544.
Who is the only horse buried at the Meadowlands?
The pacing filly Tarport Hap died on the Meadowlands during a race on March 12, 1977, and is buried in the track's Paddock Park. She regularly beat male horses, including Rambling Willie.
Who won the first Hambletonian at the Meadowlands in 1981?
The first Hambletonian winner at the Meadowlands Racetrack was named Shiaway St. Pat. He was driven to victory by Ray Remmen.
When do horses celebrate their birthday?
All Northern Hemisphere horses celebrate their birthday on January 1, regardless of when they were born.
Do I have to get reserved seat tickets for the Haskell?
Haskell Reserved Seats are available, but not necessary. Grandstand admission is just $3 and Clubhouse admission is $5. Reserved seats may be purchased by calling 732-571-5563 or visiting the Reserved Seating Booth (2nd floor Grandstand near Section 2).
Three Haskell winners have sired Haskell winners: Majestic Light (1976) sired Wavering Monarch (1982) Skip Trial (1985) sired Skip Away (1996) Forty Niner (1988) sired Coronado’s Quest (1998)
Six consecutive favorites won the Haskell from 1994 through 1999